Make Your Fog Matter

There is nothing more frustrating than knowing what you want to do but allowing yourself not to achieve it.

photo credit: Brad Montgomery via creative commons

photo credit: Brad Montgomery via creative commons

If you’re completely honest with yourself there is something you want to be different. It might be your weight, your income, or your house. You want it to be different, but are you actively doing something to achieve those things?

Self-discipline is an ongoing battle. We settle for 5 minutes of pleasure to maintain the status quo over 5 years of pain for 50 years of greatness.

“How do you know what your life will be like tomorrow? Your life is like the morning fog – it’s here a little while, then it’s gone.” James 4:14.

I want my fog to matter. I do most of my writing in the early morning before I go to work. I want to make sure what I’m writing matters. I don’t want fame or notoriety I simply want an impact. As much as I love being lazy, it doesn’t make an impact. Rest is great but I know getting where I want to go is about hustle. It’s about waking up while others are still sleeping and continuing to work until you lay down again at night.

What are you scared of? I’m scared of a lot of things but it mainly comes down to the morning fog. I don’t like thinking about life being a small patch of fog because it sounds insignificant and in the grand scheme of things it absolutely is. I want to matter. I want to matter to a few people. It’s paralyzing to think about. I want to suppress these thoughts and feelings sometimes. Can’t I just be happy working a 9-5 job for 40 years then retiring? I know I can’t. I desire more for myself both financially and personally. I want to make a bunch of money. I want to make an impact. Even a small impact is worth it. I have spent many sleepless nights thinking about this. When I sit and stare at the ceiling I imagine looking at a different ceiling one day. Wishing for your circumstances to change is easy. Actually doing something about them is much harder.

Look around.

Is this what you want to look at in two years or three? If not, do something about it. People like to hate on everything. They make fun of people who are chasing their dreams because deep down they are uncomfortable about not chasing their dreams. Most people complain about everything but do nothing about changing their circumstances. If you have access to read this you are insanely blessed. You have the opportunity to achieve things some people can only dream about.

Make your fog matter. Push yourself when nobody is looking. You can accomplish more than you think you are even capable of accomplishing. It starts with envisioning your future.

Make your fog matter.